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PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2022 / 2,325 Views

This weekly series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

It should be noted the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S had a worldwide launch, while the PlayStation 5 launch was split over the course of two weeks. Also, the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, while the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launched during the holidays in November 2020.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Global:

  1. Switch: 20,814,443
  2. PS5: 20,457,868
  3. XSX|S: 15,225,211

Through the first 84 weeks available worldwide the Nintendo Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 0.36 million units units and is 5.59 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 5.23 million units.

The Switch has sold 20.81 million in 84 weeks worldwide, while the PS5 sold 20.46 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 15.23 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the Switch is in the lead. The Switch has a 36.8 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 36.2 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 27.0 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch US:

  1. PS5: 7,482,129
  2. XSX|S: 7,276,001
  3. Switch: 7,199,949

Through the first 84 weeks available in the US the PlayStation 5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.21 million units and is 0.28 million units ahead of the Switch. The Xbox Series X|S is ahead of the Switch by 0.08 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.48 million in 84 weeks in the US, while the Xbox Series X|S sold 7.28 million units and the Switch 7.20 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the PS5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 34.1 percent marketshare, the Xbox Series X|S sits at 33.1 percent, and the Switch at 32.8 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Europe (83 weeks):

  1. PS5: 7,410,103
  2. Switch: 5,259,128
  3. XSX|S: 4,363,171

The PlayStation 5 has been available for one week less than the Xbox Series X|S in Europe. After 83 weeks the PS5 is ahead of the Switch by 2.15 million units and is 3.05 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 0.90 million units.

The PS5 has sold 7.41 million in 83 weeks in Europe, while the Switch sold 5.26 million units and the Xbox Series X|S 4.36 million units. 

Looking at the marketshare through 83 weeks, the PlayStation 5 currently leads. The PS5 has a 43.5 percent marketshare, the Switch sits at 30.9 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 25.6 percent.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S vs Switch Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 84

PS5 Vs. Xbox Series X|S Vs. Switch Japan:

  1. Switch: 5,243,394
  2. PS5: 1,699,504
  3. XSX|S: 241,592

Through the first 84 weeks available in Japan the Switch is ahead of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S by a wide margin. The Switch is ahead of the PS5 by 3.54 million units and is 5.00 million units ahead of the Xbox Series X|S. The PS5 is ahead of the Xbox Series X|S by 1.46 million units.

The Switch has sold 5.24 million units in 84 weeks in Japan, while the PS5 has sold 1.70 million units, and the Xbox Series X|S 0.24 million units.

Looking at the marketshare through 84 weeks, the Switch currently leads. The Switch has a 73.0 percent marketshare, the PS5 sits at 23.7 percent, and the Xbox Series X|S at 3.3 percent.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
Mnementh (on 30 June 2022)

So, worldwide Switch pulls ahead of PS5 without it's holiday. Which breaks the double helix pattern Switch had with the PS4. So it seems likely that even once PS5 enters it's next holiday, it still will stay behind Switch launch aligned.

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Alistair Mnementh (on 01 July 2022)

You also noticed that the PS and Xbox in the US outsell the Switch by double right? I'm not Japanese, everyone where I live owns a PS or Xbox, not a Switch. The market is perfectly split in 3 there.

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Mnementh Alistair (on 02 July 2022)

I talked about worldwide, because Switch and PS4 had this double helix pattern and it looks like with PS5 it will not happen, because PS5 falls farther behind.

And in the US I see all three at about the same, not the other two outselling Switch doubly. I don't know why you said you aren't japanese as I am also not and I didn't talk about japan at all. Overall this is a very confusing answer to my post. I am aware that in different regions the consoles sell different, but I talked about worldwide in comparison to PS4. And mentioning japan is irrelevant, as Japan isn't the only region these consoles are selling.

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aTokenYeti (on 29 June 2022)

So post adjustments it seems like Xbox will have to outsell PlayStation in the US by around 20,000 per week for 10 or so weeks, meaning the earliest it could pass PlayStation in the US is mid august at that rate

That does change things somewhat. That could buy Sony time to get to the holiday still holding a lead, at which point it’s anyone’s guess what supply looks like

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Ps5fanboy aTokenYeti (on 30 June 2022)

I agree. We need Japan to win. Like you I am deeply hoping for Japan to win and beat usa/UK. Thank you for being big fanboy of great console company in world. Keep up the sony love. 👏

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Jumpin Ps5fanboy (on 30 June 2022)

Hahaha :)

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